That is correct, we need to remember to prep moisturize (lotion). It is part of keeping healthy. I never really thought it as so because I always have lotion on hand but what if SHTF? Currently I am at that time of the winter season that my skin is cracking. Oddly it is always my thumbs that crack. It is painful and I always slather on some bag balm and wrap it in a band-aid. When your hands crack, it is an open area. During a collapse, an open cut could make one real sick. Moisturizer: A Lifesaving Stockpile Item Most Preppers Forget Please follow the link for the whole article. So do you prep lotion? What about when you run out of lotion, what should one use to keep their skin healthy?